Apple cloud vs. Google cloud: The philosophical differences

By Jason Hiner June 8, 2011, 6:00 AM PDT Takeaway: Google and Apple are taking fundamentally different approaches to cloud computing. It’s important to understand the differences. Here’s a quick summary. At the end of TechRepublic’s live commentary of the Apple WWDC keynote on Monday, after Apple had unveiled iCloud, I had a conversation with the participants in our…

How Do I Install Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine?

Download the Windows Developer Preview First download the Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file from Microsoft. As mentioned previously, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available, plus a 64-bit version with developer tools. Make sure you get the right build—otherwise you’ll get errors such as “device drivers not found” halfway through the install process (yes, I learned that…